Life in Ellerbe
Ellerbe, NC (pop 1021) is a one-of-a-kind
community for its small town America charm and convenient location to
popular attractions throughout North and South Carolina.
known by many as an agrarian community, Ellerbe boasts a museum that
is widely recognized for its natural history and Native American
history exhibits. It has unique, grassroots ventures such as the
racetrack built by the local Lion's Club for lawnmower races. Those
races occur on Saturday every two weeks during the summer and attract
thousands of people from all across the state (and beyond!). Its rural
location also means that there are ample opportunities for hiking,
fishing, biking, birding, kayaking, hunting, and any other outdoor
recreation you can imagine. Of course, Ellerbe's long history of farming
means that every road leading through town has a fresh food market
within a stone's throw.
many small towns in the region, Ellerbe is working to meet needs
generated by the Fort Bragg expansion as well as the demand for outdoor
recreation by residents in the Charlotte suburbs. Opportunities abound
for small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to capitalize on
these trends using the area's well-known history of racing, outdoor
recreation, and farm fresh foods. Interested investors should contact
the Richmond County Economic Development offices for more information.
Those looking to retool, learn a new trade, or
take a class for fun have lots of options thanks to a system of
community colleges and major universities. Richmond Community College (located in Hamlet) and Sandhills Community College (in Pinehurst) are both within a half hour's drive. Gardner-Webb University has a center in Hamlet and UNC Pembroke is located an hour to the southeast.
Distances to popular destinations from Ellerbe
|Southern Pines, NC
|Myrtle Beach, SC